To follow this tutorial you will need to install the following components:

  • An installation of Elasticsearch, based on our hosted Elastic Cloud service (which includes a free trial period), or a self-hosted service that you run on your own computer. See the Install Elasticsearch section above for installation instructions.
  • A Python interpreter. Make sure it is a recent version, such as Python 3.8 or newer.

The tutorial assumes that you have no previous knowledge of Elasticsearch or general search topics, but it expects you to have a basic familiarity with the following technologies, at least at a beginner level:

  • Python development
  • The Flask web framework for Python.
  • The command prompt or terminal application in your operating system.

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